The US National Basketball Association (NBA) and its subsidiary National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) have begun working with the creators of CryptoKitties to release a new game.
According to the official announcement on the NBPA website, a game called NBA Top Shot is scheduled to launch in early 2020. The game will receive collectible digital items, and fans will be able to save live video broadcasts of NBA games, which can then be stored or sold as collectible items.
The CEO of Dapper Labs, the creator of CryptoKitties, Roham Gharegozlou, shared his views on the planned game:
“NBA and its players are one of the most influential people in world culture. Thanks to NBA Top Shot, fans can interact in a new way with their favorite players, teams, and with each other. We use the blockchain to create unique resources and opportunities. ”
Blockchain and cryptocurrencies are increasingly penetrating the sports industry. Last month, the Miami Dolphins football team said it would accept payments at LTC. In June, the Portuguese football club Benfica began selling souvenirs for cryptocurrency. At the end of April, West Ham United Football Club launched a fan token, and Real Madrid began using Fantastec’s blockchain to post content.